As you may have noticed in our recent newsletters, there have been a considerable number of deaths over the past years of people living on, or formerly living on the streets., most of which H.O.P.E. members knew as friends until their passing. Our charge today, is that one death is far too many! We must let the powers that be know that we need more affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. People are not expendable, and they certainly have rights. Housing is a human right! So, H.O.P.E. wants to keep stirring the pot until this topic boils to the top and is an everyday topic.
H.O.P.E. is planning a Day at City Hall, 125 N. Main on August 21 at 4:30 p.m. Parking will be FREE in the Mud Island lot at Poplar & Front Street. Although we are not on the agenda, we are going to pull comment cards for the ‘Public Comment’ section of the meeting. This may take some time, because we have to wait until the regular agenda is over. We want to pack the place with supporters and signs to demonstrate how unfair it is to allow people to die without a home and be forced to live in uninhabitable conditions. We want the council to feel our pain, and pledge to do something about these travisties. Please meet us on this day to stand up for those who can’t and be an advocate for people experiencing homelessness!
Project Homeless Connect 2018
It’s that time of year once again, when we reach out to the community to recruit volunteers for Project Homeless Connect 2018, a day-long service fair where those people experiencing homelessness can access a host of services and resources under one roof. These services often include housing assesments, minor medical clinics, job resources, haircuts, and of course plenty of copiues of H.O.P.E.’s Memphis Survival Guide! PHC2018 is on October 11, starting at 8AM and will be held at the Cook Convention Center. You can help make this year a success! Volunteer registration is now open, just click, HERE. Volunteers must be 18 years of age. Training is required.